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Golf: Breakaway tour invite would be hard to turn down

(Reuters) – Lee Westwood stated he would discover it hard to turn down an invite to the proposed Super Golf League (SGL) although he can perceive why there was a damaging response to it from different gamers and the PGA Tour.

Britain’s Daily Telegraph this month detailed a renewed Saudi Arabian-led plan to create a breakaway rival circuit, with gamers provided between $30 million-$100 million to participate.

The U.S. PGA Tour has threatened members with on the spot suspension and a lifetime ban in the event that they be a part of the breakaway, whereas four-times main champion Rory McIlroy stated the SGL was nothing greater than a “money grab”.

Westwood, nevertheless, stated that on the level he was at in his profession he would tempted to be a part of.

“I think there’s pluses and minuses for everything,” he instructed reporters.

“I think they’ve obviously got a lot of money, they’ve come out and sent a few shockwaves about and people feel threatened,” Westwood instructed reporters earlier than the PGA Championship.

“The people that feel threatened are trying to combat it.

“For me at practically 50 it is a no-brainer, is not it? If anyone stood right here and provided me 50 million quid to play golf when I’m 48, it is a no-brainer.”

Asked how much of a deterrent a ban from the Tour would be for players interested in signing up, Westwood said: “That’s one thing you could have to take into consideration.

“When all these things come along it’s a balancing act, isn’t it? You’ve got to throw the balls in the air and juggle them for a while and see what comes up.

“You have to get all of the info collectively, to begin with. I can see it from each side, however have not actually gone into depth in it.”

(Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford)

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